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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican hits back over corruption and blackmail claims

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City Vatican fires back at Italian media The Vatican yesterday hit back at Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail among top prelates, ... stories". It said the atmosphere recalled past centuries when foreign states would try, "following a political or worldly logic", to influence the outcome of conclaves - the traditional ...

  2. Children pay a price for corrupt parents

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Children of corrupt officials in Fuzhou who were studying overseas had to leave school and become illegal workers after their parents' downfall, it was reported yesterday. The Hong Kong-based newspaper Ta Kung Pao reported that sending their children to prestigious universities in Europe, the US or Australia was common among corrupt officials. Corruption ...

  3. Corruption cases spur call for moral education

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing The downfall of high-profile senior officials for corruption and having decadent lifestyles is a concern for some CPPCC delegates, who say the central government ... to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from Tibet, has submitted a proposal to Premier Wen Jiabao to strengthen moral education in schools around the nation. 'Morals have ...

  4. Number of corrupt cadres fleeing 'curbed'

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing More than 70 corrupt cadres who fled overseas have been arrested by mainland authorities on graft charges since 1998 as part of a wider national crackdown on corruption, according to a senior prosecutor. Wang Jianming, director of the Supreme People's Procuratorate's Anti-Graft Bureau, said: 'China has effectively curbed the number ...

  5. Concrete steps on political reform needed

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given them by state media, were seen as a potential catalyst for a long overdue debate on political reform. Sounding more like a dissident than a senior, serving leader, Wen's comments ... Committee. Unfortunately, these calls for change appear to have gone unheeded. Political reform merited just one vaguely worded sentence in the plenum communique. Not surprisingly, the leadership has ...

  6. Democracy is step backward, says political scientist

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kang Xiaoguang, political scientist at the Centre for China Studies, believes western-style democracy will do the mainland more harm than good. He tells Irene Wang why Confucianism is the way forward How do you see the mainland at the moment? Although it has made economic and political gains, the 'elite federation' of the Communist Party and the economic ...

  7. Hunt for school supervisor

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Junior Secondary School, is accused of stealing money and obtaining loans from parents under false pretences. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said yesterday that at Eastern Court, ... an investigation after receiving a report alleging corruption. One charge alleges that Liang stole HK$100,000 from a parent on November 28, 2006. Two other charges allege that Liang, with intent ...

  8. Let's put an end to corruption

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent statistics have shown that corruption is on the rise in Hong Kong. I think the reason for this is our society is too materialistic and lacks moral education. Everybody should share ... noticeable form of corruption will be swiftly dealt with by the ICAC. Susan, Editor ...

  9. Who's who in the news

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on corruption in Afghanistan. He is now in his second term in office, after a presidential election marred by allegations of corruption. e. This man of god has been under pressure due to the abuse ...

  10. Occupiers should grow up and stop whining

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the '99 per cent' of society victimised by the super-rich. But these people do not represent mainstream America in any way. They don't even represent a political ideology or a direct ... too. The initiators of the original movement made sure they were as 'independent' as possible. The movement seemed at first to be directed at corrupt Wall Street bankers, but it has ...




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